Valerie Teicher (born 4 October 1990 in Buenos Aires, Argentina), best known by her stage name Tei Shi, is a Colombian Canadian singer-songwriter and producer currently based in Los Angeles. Incorporating the genres of shoegaze, indie pop, and R&B, she released her first singles and music videos in 2013, also performing live for the first time at CMJ. Tei Shi released her debut EP Saudade in November 2013, which Noisey described as a "layered masterpiece of melodies… expertly entwined vocal loops, and shivery sonics." In 2014 she released two singles: "Adder(f)all" and a cover of Beyonce's "No Angel" She was also a guest artist on the track "Holiest" by Glass Animals. Her second extended play, Verde, was released in 2015 and her debut album, Crawl Space, was released on March 31, 2017.
Teicher was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Colombian parents. After spending her childhood in Bogotá, her family later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and afterwards moved to New York City.